Live Music: Kardemimmit

Start date
2022-10-01 19:30:00
End date
2022-10-01 21:00:00
Address / City
58 Park Ave New York City
Join us for a live performance by Finnish folk music group Kardemimmit with World Music Institute!
Musicians Maija Pokela, Jutta Rahmel, Anna Wegelius and Leeni Wegelius are singers and players of the kantele (the national instrument of Finland) in its 15- and 38-stringed forms. Their repertory of modern folk music draws from both Eastern and Western Finnish traditions and includes reki singing, both the Perhonjoki valley and the Karelian small kantele, and runo-song traditions. Having played together for 10 years following their studies at the music school Juvenilia in Espoo, southern Finland, Kardemimmit’s long history can be heard as a unique sound in both the group’s singing and playing.

As a kantele group Kardemimmit is a foregoer: in the year 2004 the Kantele Association chose the group as the kantele group of the year, and the next year it won the national kantele group contest in its league. Kardemimmit was the group of the year in the Uusimaa-region in 2009 and 2010.

In this performance the group will bring their lively compositions to audiences in Victor Borge Hall in a celebration of contemporary Finnish folk traditions.
Scandinavia House